Based on what the corporation previously charged for global iPlayer, which closed last month, the BBC could be missing out on many millions in potential income if it were collectable.
GlobalWebIndex carried out research interviews with more than 47,000 people from around the globe. This included people in countries such as China, India, Japan, the US, Brazil, Germany and France. Its report about the BBC iPlayer said: “Although the iPlayer is funded by the UK license fee and is therefore geo-restricted to be viewable only by people resident in the country, GWI’s data shows that the service has a huge global audience – with many turning to VPNs or proxy servers in order to access the service from abroad.”"
Source: Advanced Television, 22nd July 2015